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government. the director he of the cia, retired general petraeus, announcing he is stepping down as director. why? he admits he was cheating on his wife. fox's nicole collins shows us how this is all playing out. >> reporter: cia director general david petraeus stepping down after 561 days on the job, offering president obama his resignation on thursday. general petraeus saying in a statement to the cia work force, i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such bare behavior is unacceptable. petraeus, who just turned 60, was appointed head of langley in april of last year. sources close to petraeus tell fox news this was his choice and had nothing to do with the situation in benghazi and that the general was looking forward to testifying on capitol hill about libya. in a statement, the president called petraeus' decades of service extraordinary, saying by any measure he was one of the outstanding general officers of his generation helping our military adapt to new challenges and leading our men and women in uniform through a remarkable period of service in iraq
of the cia in september of 2011. in a statement late this afternoon the president thanked petraeus for his service adding, quote, i have the outmost confidence in acting director michael morel and the men and women who work every day to keep our nation safe. going forward, my thoughts and prays are with dave and holly petraeus who have done so much to help military families that their own work. petraeus took every the cia in september of 2011. of course, the political implications of all of this cannot be overlooked. the obama administration was already under intense scrutiny following the benghazi attack and possible leaks of intelligence information from operations in yemen. new questions now likely are to surface whether or not petraeus' affair may have compromised his position over the last years. >> there is also the issue of the fiscal cliff. both president obama and house speaker john boehner today came out warning the consequences of not reaching a deal would be devastating to the u.s. economy but they don't have a lot of time here. >> no, they don't. the president spoke on this to
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